Digital Collections Contexts Workshop at iConference 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Digital Collection Contexts:
Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale

Full-day workshop at iConference
Berlin, Germany
March 4, 2014

Registration is now open for a full-day workshop that examines conceptual and practical aspects of collections and the context they provide in the digital environment, especially in large-scale cultural heritage aggregations. Collections will be considered in relation to the information needs of scholars, roles of cultural institutions, and international interoperability. The workshop aims to:

  • Broaden the conversation across an international community
  • Further the research and development agenda for digital aggregations
  • Relate conceptual advances to implementation goals
  • Identify realistic approaches for collection representation, contextualization, and interoperability at scale


Sessions will be led by European and North American experts from iSchools and projects developing large-scale digital cultural heritage collections.

  • Morning session: Conceptual Foundations of Digital Collections
    • Carole L. Palmer and Karen Wickett (CIRSS, University of Illinois)
    • Hur-li Lee (School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
    • Martin Doerr (Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas)
    • Carlo Meghini (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).
  • Afternoon session: Practical Implications for Digital Collections
    • Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation)
    • Emily Gore and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America)
    • Sheila Anderson (Centre for e-Research, King’s College London)
    • Shenghui Wang (OCLC Research)
    • Mark Stevenson and Paul Clough (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield)


For a complete program and additional information about the workshop, please visit http://bit.ly/collectionsworkshop2014.

Early bird registration deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Workshops are included in the cost of conference registration. For more details, please see http://ischools.org/the-iconference/registration/.

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